KOTA BHARU: The replacement of old pipes in the state is expected to be completed in 2024 to ensure that the clean water supply system in the state is fully restored.
Chairman of the State Works, Infrastructure, Transport and Utilities Committee, Datuk Azami Mohd. Nor said, the replacement of old pipes to new ones which started in 2018 involved expenses amounting to RM73.6 million involving the colonies of Kota Bharu, Gua Musang and Tumpat with a length of 91 kilometers (km).
“The latest under package three involving Kota Bharu Utara, Kota Bharu Timur, Tumpat, Kota Bharu 11, Kota Bharu Selatan is in the process of preparing tender documents.
“The proposed project under package three involves the provision of a 95km pipe and is expected to be completed in 2024,” he said when answering a question from Rohani Ibrahim (Pas-Tanjong Mas) during the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly (DUN) session at Kota Darulnaim Complex here today.
Azami said that the proposed work to replace the old pipe in 2019 involved an expenditure of RM141.2 million involving the colonies of Tanah Merah, Kuala Krai, Kota Bharu and Machang with a pipe length of 226km, expected to be completed in 2024.
He said, the construction of the well at the Tanjong Mas Water Treatment Plant under package one is still in the construction process and the site entry date is 15 November 2021.
“Work progress until September 2022 according to the schedule is at 77 percent but the actual progress is at 70 percent.
“Under the package of two constructions of the Tanjong Mas Water Treatment Plant, our plan involves a capacity of 30 million liters of water per day and the tender release date is expected to be this November,” he explained.
Meanwhile to answer Mohd’s additional question. Syahbuddin Hashim (BN-Galas), he said, most of the pipe conversion process is under the supervision of Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad (PAAB).
“The involvement of the Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) is in the construction process of the plant and the water treatment plant in Gua Musang is expected to be completed early next year,” he said. – MESSENGER
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